Icograda announced its newest initiative, Iridescent: Icograda Journal of Design Research.
Iridescent is a peer-reviewed publication, inviting scholars worldwide to submit innovative design research.
Its aim is to make emerging work available to a broad international audience, establishing a benchmark for design research in the process.
Themes will be introduced throughout each two-year term. Research will be reviewed as received and published online continuously.
"The concept of a journal was first raised when the Icograda Education Network (IEN) was founded in 2002 at a meeting in Brno, Czech Republic," explained Russell Kennedy, Icograda President.
"Today, the IEN includes 77 member institutions from 34 countries, and Iridescent will become a key platform to share the research generated by this network and encourage its continued development."
The inaugural content of the journal includes papers presented at the Education Conference held during Xin: Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in Beijing, China.
A selection of papers published in each two-year term will be curated as a printed volume.
The first printed edition will be presented at the Icograda General Assembly 24 in Taipei, Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) as part of the 2011 IDA Congress.